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News Release

Magnitude 7.5 KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA
Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 21:26:41 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred about 100 km (60 miles) west northwest of Dili, East Timor or about 810 km (510 miles) northwest of Darwin, Australia at 2:26 PM MST, Nov 11, 2004 (Nov 12 at 5:26 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.

At least 28 people killed, 400 injured, 781 buildings destroyed and 16,712 damaged on Alor. Roads blocked in some areas due to landslides. Felt (VIII) at Kalabahi. Felt as far away as Dili, East Timor.

 


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